Period
to 22 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 80 73
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,844 804 2,593
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.88% 3.10% 3.24%
As % of the Applications category 37.50% 38.64% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,193 505 1,585
10th Percentile £158 £131 £175
25th Percentile £263 £238 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £388 £375
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
75th Percentile £506 £525 £488
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 69 189
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £10.25
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.79% +15.15% -2.94%
75th Percentile £23.63 £27.25 £24.50
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.75 £41.60
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% -

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4,917 2,081 6,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.67% 8.03% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,045 1,295 4,018
10th Percentile £155 £135 £145
25th Percentile £275 £230 £230
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £480
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 180 574
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.59 £10.99
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.27 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% +3.03%
75th Percentile £26.50 £33.81 £27.92
90th Percentile £44.50 £48.75 £49.63
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +6.06%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 893 £450 +1.98% 193
South East -5 265 £360 -12.20% 127
North of England -3 212 £304 +8.97% 126
Midlands +16 209 £313 -17.11% 98
North West -3 147 £273 -2.93% 56
West Midlands +17 144 £381 -9.82% 63
East of England +20 116 £249 -23.38% 74
South West -22 74 £400 +26.98% 58
East Midlands +3 64 £125 -65.87% 34
Yorkshire -11 51 £325 +22.64% 56
North East -3 15 £336 +46.89% 14
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 742 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 684 (37.09%) Social Skills
3 589 (31.94%) Finance
4 572 (31.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 525 (28.47%) SQL
6 503 (27.28%) Microsoft Office
7 394 (21.37%) Analytical Skills
8 361 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
9 333 (18.06%) Power Platform
10 326 (17.68%) Power BI
11 301 (16.32%) Data Analysis
12 298 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
13 272 (14.75%) Analytics
14 269 (14.59%) Project Management
15 261 (14.15%) VBA
16 251 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
17 234 (12.69%) MS Visio
18 229 (12.42%) Degree
19 220 (11.93%) Windows
20 205 (11.12%) SharePoint
21 196 (10.63%) Python
22 191 (10.36%) SQL Server
23 171 (9.27%) Visualisation
24 154 (8.35%) Oracle
25 153 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
26 152 (8.24%) Decision-Making
27 149 (8.08%) Azure
28 148 (8.03%) Tableau
29 144 (7.81%) Banking
30 141 (7.65%) PMO

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 205 (11.12%) SharePoint
2 76 (4.12%) Confluence
3 39 (2.11%) SAS
4 27 (1.46%) IIS
5 18 (0.98%) Jupyter
6 11 (0.60%) CMS
7 9 (0.49%) Apache
8 8 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.27%) Appian
10 5 (0.27%) Moodle
10 5 (0.27%) nginx
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.16%) Mule
11 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.11%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 572 (31.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 503 (27.28%) Microsoft Office
3 234 (12.69%) MS Visio
4 124 (6.72%) Microsoft Project
5 80 (4.34%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.76%) SPSS
7 13 (0.70%) Stata
8 5 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.27%) Camtasia
8 5 (0.27%) UserZoom
9 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.22%) Revit
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Smart View
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 2 (0.11%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.054%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 20 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.54%) SAP HCM
3 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.33%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.33%) SAP MDG
5 5 (0.27%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.27%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.22%) Maximo
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
8 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 333 (18.06%) Power Platform
2 149 (8.08%) Azure
3 139 (7.54%) Microsoft 365
4 50 (2.71%) AWS
5 42 (2.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 34 (1.84%) PowerApps
7 31 (1.68%) Google Analytics
8 20 (1.08%) SaaS
9 18 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (0.98%) GCP
10 17 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
11 14 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.60%) PaaS
12 11 (0.60%) Power Automate
12 11 (0.60%) Snowflake
13 10 (0.54%) GitHub
14 8 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.43%) Smartsheet
15 7 (0.38%) Google Sheets
15 7 (0.38%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.41%) LAN
2 24 (1.30%) Firewall
3 22 (1.19%) VPN
4 20 (1.08%) Internet
5 19 (1.03%) DHCP
6 18 (0.98%) WAN
7 15 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (0.76%) Wireless
9 13 (0.70%) DNS
9 13 (0.70%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.70%) Network Security
10 11 (0.60%) Skype
11 9 (0.49%) VoIP
12 8 (0.43%) 4G
12 8 (0.43%) SAN
13 7 (0.38%) NAS
13 7 (0.38%) SSL
14 6 (0.33%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.27%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (17.68%) Power BI
2 191 (10.36%) SQL Server
3 148 (8.03%) Tableau
4 110 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.44%) QlikView
9 44 (2.39%) MS Access
10 33 (1.79%) MySQL
11 29 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
12 28 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 28 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.14%) Power Query
14 20 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (0.87%) Data Mining
16 15 (0.81%) Big Data
16 15 (0.81%) Pentaho
17 14 (0.76%) Apache Hive
17 14 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 134 (7.27%) JIRA
2 30 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 16 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 13 (0.70%) Cucumber
7 12 (0.65%) Selenium
8 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.54%) Gatling
10 8 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.33%) Toad
12 5 (0.27%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.22%) MSTest
13 4 (0.22%) TestDirector
14 3 (0.16%) JMeter
14 3 (0.16%) Postman
14 3 (0.16%) REST Assured
14 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
15 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 684 (37.09%) Social Skills
2 589 (31.94%) Finance
3 394 (21.37%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (7.81%) Banking
5 122 (6.62%) Public Sector
6 118 (6.40%) Presentation Skills
7 116 (6.29%) Marketing
8 102 (5.53%) Organisational Skills
9 67 (3.63%) Telecoms
10 62 (3.36%) Front Office
10 62 (3.36%) Retail
11 58 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
12 52 (2.82%) Legal
13 44 (2.39%) Documentation Skills
14 38 (2.06%) Investment Banking
15 33 (1.79%) Manufacturing
16 26 (1.41%) Law
17 25 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (1.25%) Advertising
19 20 (1.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 786 (42.62%) Analyst
2 269 (14.59%) Data Analyst
3 200 (10.85%) Developer
4 183 (9.92%) Business Analyst
5 78 (4.23%) Project Manager
6 76 (4.12%) Administrator
7 59 (3.20%) Coordinator
8 47 (2.55%) Consultant
9 44 (2.39%) SQL Analyst
10 42 (2.28%) Excel Analyst
11 41 (2.22%) IT Analyst
12 40 (2.17%) Report Analyst
12 40 (2.17%) Service Analyst
13 37 (2.01%) C# Developer
13 37 (2.01%) PMO Analyst
14 36 (1.95%) Support Engineer
15 34 (1.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 34 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
16 33 (1.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 32 (1.74%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (4.45%) .NET
2 55 (2.98%) XML
3 44 (2.39%) .NET Framework
4 36 (1.95%) HTML
5 21 (1.14%) JSON
6 19 (1.03%) REST
6 19 (1.03%) Shiny
7 16 (0.87%) D3.js
8 15 (0.81%) Web Services
9 12 (0.65%) COM
9 12 (0.65%) CSS
9 12 (0.65%) OAuth
10 11 (0.60%) MDX
11 10 (0.54%) LDAP
11 10 (0.54%) WPF
12 9 (0.49%) SailPoint
12 9 (0.49%) SOAP
13 8 (0.43%) 802.1X
13 8 (0.43%) OpenID
14 6 (0.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.05%) Management Information System
2 77 (4.18%) NHS
3 69 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (2.60%) Derivative
5 40 (2.17%) User Experience
6 35 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 26 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 24 (1.30%) Equities
9 23 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
11 19 (1.03%) Social Media
11 19 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.92%) CMDB
12 17 (0.92%) Market Risk
12 17 (0.92%) Reinsurance
13 16 (0.87%) FMCG
13 16 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
14 15 (0.81%) PMI
15 13 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 220 (11.93%) Windows
2 100 (5.42%) Windows 10
3 41 (2.22%) Linux
4 32 (1.74%) Unix
5 29 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.36%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.49%) Android
9 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.16%) AIX
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.054%) Solaris
13 1 (0.054%) SUSE
13 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.054%) VMS
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
2 301 (16.32%) Data Analysis
3 298 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
4 272 (14.75%) Analytics
5 269 (14.59%) Project Management
6 251 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
7 171 (9.27%) Visualisation
8 153 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 152 (8.24%) Decision-Making
10 131 (7.10%) Migration
11 125 (6.78%) Change Management
12 124 (6.72%) ITIL
13 119 (6.45%) Project Delivery
14 116 (6.29%) ETL
15 107 (5.80%) Business Analysis
16 100 (5.42%) Requirements Gathering
17 99 (5.37%) Data Modelling
17 99 (5.37%) Scrum
18 94 (5.10%) Data Visualisation
19 89 (4.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 525 (28.47%) SQL
2 261 (14.15%) VBA
3 196 (10.63%) Python
4 113 (6.13%) C#
5 98 (5.31%) R
6 76 (4.12%) VB
7 73 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 60 (3.25%) Java
9 43 (2.33%) JavaScript
10 42 (2.28%) PowerShell
11 38 (2.06%) VB.NET
12 35 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 32 (1.74%) C++
14 21 (1.14%) C
14 21 (1.14%) HiveQL
15 17 (0.92%) Perl
16 16 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.76%) Scala
18 13 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 5 (0.27%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 229 (12.42%) Degree
2 130 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 90 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.01%) ISEB
5 29 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 23 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (0.98%) PMP
9 17 (0.92%) Master's Degree
9 17 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
11 15 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.60%) ACCA
13 11 (0.60%) CISSP
13 11 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (7.65%) PMO
2 109 (5.91%) QA
3 106 (5.75%) Data Quality
4 60 (3.25%) SLA
5 15 (0.81%) GDPR
6 7 (0.38%) P3O
7 5 (0.27%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.27%) ISO 31000
7 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.22%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.22%) MiFID
9 3 (0.16%) Basel III
9 3 (0.16%) COREP
9 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.16%) EMIR
9 3 (0.16%) FATCA
9 3 (0.16%) FINREP
9 3 (0.16%) GRC
9 3 (0.16%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.76%) HDFS
4 9 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.16%) vSphere
7 2 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.054%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.054%) Docker
8 1 (0.054%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.054%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.054%) vCloud
8 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.054%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (2.01%) SCCM
2 13 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.43%) Control-M
4 8 (0.43%) HP ALM
5 6 (0.33%) Ansible
5 6 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.27%) WMI
7 4 (0.22%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.11%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.11%) Puppet
8 2 (0.11%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.11%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.054%) Nagios
9 1 (0.054%) SCOM
9 1 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.054%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 742 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 154 (8.35%) Oracle
3 107 (5.80%) SAP
4 63 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
5 59 (3.20%) Google
6 54 (2.93%) ServiceNow
7 53 (2.87%) Adobe
8 51 (2.77%) Alteryx
9 26 (1.41%) Informatica
10 23 (1.25%) IBM
11 22 (1.19%) Citrix
12 21 (1.14%) Cisco
13 20 (1.08%) VMware
14 18 (0.98%) Talend
15 17 (0.92%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.92%) Bloomberg
15 17 (0.92%) Teradata
15 17 (0.92%) Workday
16 14 (0.76%) HP
17 9 (0.49%) Planview